Thursday, February 26, 2009

Myrick Statement on 2009 Omnibus Appropriations

Press Release
February 25, 2009

(Washington, DC) – US Representative Sue Myrick has released the following statement regarding her vote on the 2009 omnibus appropriations bill passed today in the House of Representatives:

“When is this out-of-control spending going to stop? The 2009 omnibus appropriations bill that passed today – without my support – contains billions of dollars in additional funding for agencies and government programs that have already received billions of dollars this month from the stimulus. One agency‘s funding even increased 91% from last year. How can we call this fiscal responsibility? How are we going to rebuild the economy, reduce the deficit and pay down our debt if the government is determined to spend over a trillion dollars that we don’t have?”